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Rebel returns with gold-medal glory

Teammate's injury gave Terrico White a chance -- and he's taken full advantage

Originally Published: July 20, 2009
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Croatia jumped out on the Americans early, leading 6-0 and locking in defensively on the U.S., which missed its first seven shots. When the first quarter of the FIBA Under-19 World Championship semifinal game ended, the Croatians had the momentum and an 11-6 lead.

That is, until Terrico White snapped the U.S. out of its early funk.

White nailed consecutive 3s, making the kind of plays that made him the surprise pick as SEC Freshman of the Year at Ole Miss last season.

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